No More Shame
As followers of Christ, we have a promise of a new identity in him. But a lot of us struggle to shake off the old habits that continue to plague us. So, what could it look like to get rid of those old habits and embrace the new habits that align with our new identity in Christ? Our new sermon series on identity entitled “Fully You” answers that question. Join us as we learn to recognize the spiritual roots of shame, forgive past hurts, and see how lasting change happens.
Additional scriptures: Genesis 3; Romans 6:5-7, 11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 5:18; John 1:12; Romans 8:35-39; Romans 5:1-2
Do you feel the need to hide something about your life? What is it? Is shame the reason for wanting to hide it?
How have you seen the negative impact of the shame defenses -- self-absorption, self-gratification, and perfection/control -- in your life? How can our true identity in Christ set us free from these shame defenses?
What defenses have you developed that are keeping you from being free to love and be loved, to be who God says you are in Christ?